Series: What month is it?

You are probably very familiar with designations such as Black History Month in February and Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, but have you ever wondered what other kinds of “months” are out there? The Newswriting class at the University of Findlay decided to explore and highlight some of the more interesting honors bestowed on topics for the month of March. Check out the complete...

Hitting high gear for holiday cheer

"Make Your Own Holiday Day" has people thinking about events that the community missed By: Emily Huynh huynhe@findlay.edu If you could make a day to celebrate whatever you wanted, a book, a person, a historical day, or maybe even a day to celebrate you besides your birthday, now you can. Hug a Grump Day, National Free Pizza Day, I Deserve a Raise Day, and Disco Dancing Day are just some of the...

Advocating for the advocates

Students celebrated National Social Work Month at advocacy day at the State House. By Alicyn McClish mcclisha@findlay.edu There are more than 700,000 social workers in the United States and the field is growing according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some of those future social workers are training at the University of Findlay. “The first thing that I think of when I think of social...

Sports injuries on the sidelines

National Cheerleading Safety Month By Aliza Stahl stahla@findlay.edu They flip, they lift, they fly. When you think of sports injuries, full contact sports like football probably come to mind. However, cheerleading can also cause many injuries. Kayla Bays is a third-year student and cheerleader at the University of Findlay. She started cheering in the third grade. Bays’ main role on the cheer...

UF Students get crafty

By Krissy Johnson and Pulse Staff @johnsonk2022 johnsonk13@findlay.edu Whether crafting be for fun, mental health or business, University of Findlay students have multiple ways of celebrating National Craft Month. “Now that I know it’s National Craft Month I’m definitely excited,” Kaitlyn Adamic, UF freshman biology major said. “I can’t wait to see all the cool things people come up...

What really gets you going?

By Natalie Wertz wertzn@findlay.edu You probably better stop at four…experts say more than 400 milligrams of caffeine, or four cups of coffee, a day can lead to addiction and health conditions. “I know that you can get addicted to caffeinated stuff if you have too much of it,” University of Findlay freshman and exercise science for health professions major Tori Spires said. “I try to...

What’s fueling gas price fluctuations

By Lauren Wolters and Pulse Staff woltersl1@findlay.edu As many University of Findlay students head to the gas station to fill their cars they noticed the peak in gas prices earlier this month. And they are not alone. The United States witnessed record-breaking gas prices following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022. According to USA Today, the average price for a gallon of...

UF Roughneck Proudlock earns national runner-up honors

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 While happy, Proudlock unsatisfied with result The University of Findlay wrestling team was well-represented by junior Branson Proudlock at the 2022 NCAA Division II National Championship Mar. 12. Proudlock, representing the 141-lb class, earned All-American honors as well as national runner-up, coming up short against eventual national champion...

Annual Career and Internship Fair gathers over 40 companies to the University of Findlay’s campus

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 Students looking for employment will have an easy time at UF’s Career and Internship Fair Button down shirt. Tie. Dress shoes. These are just a few of the things needed to make a good impression to employers. Maddie Arquette was one of those students looking to make a good first impression at the University of Findlay Career and Internship Fair....

Squirrel causes power outage at University of Findlay’s campus

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 Just a normal day in Findlay, Ohio, when a power outage on the University of Findlay's campus occurred... The weather was warm and cloudy during what may have been one of the strangest occurrences on the University of Findlay’s campus in March --  a squirrel ran into a transformer near parking lot #14 behind the Egner Center for Performing...

The Pulse on politics: Ohio’s 2022 senate race

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 The Ohio senate race comes to Findlay, Ohio in early 2022 Findlay, Ohio is a lesser-known hotspot for political activity during campaign season. Various senatorial candidates, including JD Vance, author of "Hillbilly Elegy," are making stops in Findlay to talk to their potential constituents about what they dislike and hope to change if they’re...

Bringing the Gospel of Matthew to the theatre

The University of Findlay Theatre faculty and students prepare to perform Godspell this spring By Krissy Johnson @johnsonk2022 johnsonk13@findlay.edu The magical world of theatre peeked the interest of Robbie Riffle, senior University of Findlay Theatre Performance and Production double major, when he was in high school. His desire to build those magical stories landed him the role of Judas in...

3C Computer Repairs Re-opened

3C Computer Repairs re-opens and member share why it was temporarily shut down. By Addy Hankins @addy_hankins hankinsa@findlay.edu 3C Computer Repairs is officially re-opened to all University of Findlay students, faculty and anyone in the Findlay area who needs computer assistance. The announcement was made on Feb. 21 after being closed since the beginning of the 2021-2022 second semester....

Memorial concert

University band dedicates Feb. 24 performance to victim of mass shooting By Alicyn McClish mcclisha@findlay.edu Mass shootings seem like a world away from the world of music. But for Director of Bands at the University of Findlay, Dr. Wes King, one such event brought his world crashing down. “These things continue to happen, nobody does a thing, we all talk about how terrible it is and it...

Students both on and off campus are experiencing food shortages

The Henderson Dining Hall at UF and students living off campus are having to change up their normal meal plans due to supply chain shortages By Corinthia Webster websterc@findlay.edu University of Findlay students may notice some of their favorite menu items have been removed from the dining hall rotation this year. It’s the same reason off-campus students are struggling to find their favorites...

Tips for transfer students

By: Aliza Stahl stahla@findlay.edu Transfer students are often a little lost coming to a new school after transferring from another institution -- here are some tips to help There are first-time freshmen, there are gap-year students, and then there are transfer students. Students who have been through the transfer experience have to completely readjust to life on a different campus. Bill...

UF mobile food pantry helps students and wider community

Students who helped out at the mobile food pantry during MLK Jr. week are looking forward to more events -- and warmer weather By Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 Setting up a mobile food pantry is no easy task -- especially when it’s outside in freezing cold weather. But the University of Findlay was able to pull off a successful event during MLK Jr. Week with the help of dozens of...

Oiler advice: College stress is real but manageable

By: Krissy Johnson johnsonk13@findlay.edu @johnsonk2022 A first in the Oiler advice series: University of Findlay faculty and students discuss tips for managing stress in college With college comes stress, but the University of Findlay faculty and students recommend a wide variety of unique activities and tips to manage it well. As the semester progresses, students are finally starting to feel...

UF Student Affairs and Athletics divisions revamp for the spring

Staff in both the Student Affairs Division and the Division of Athletics undergo restructures By Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu Word count: 894 words As the spring semester ramps up, the University of Findlay’s Division of Student Affairs and Athletics Department adjusts to some restructuring. In an email interview, Brandi Laurita, Vice President of Student Affairs and Director of...

Five University of Findlay students help FBI solve cold cases in Detroit

By: Addy Hankins hankinsa@findlay.edu UF students helped FBI, Operation UNITED, identify missing persons Several University of Findlay students got the rare opportunity to work with the FBI in Detroit last summer. “It was awesome,” said Alicyn McClish, senior Forensic Biology student at the University of Findlay. “They didn’t treat us like kids.” McClish was one of the five students who...

WLFC Exclusive Interview: Seth Butler

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 Seth Butler speaks on his journey, the DEI space, future goals & more! Seth Butler is a Findlay, Ohio native, graduating from Liberty Benton High School and branching out to Colorado State University for college. When he returned to Findlay five years ago, he set foot on the University of Findlay campus and eventually became the current Director...

Passing the baton: Emsweller makes the hand off to Laurita

Laurita to stay in the Athletics Department while taking on VP of Student Affairs role By Lauren Wolters  woltersl1@findlay.edu  As Dave Emsweller prepares for his retirement as the Vice President of Student Affairs at the University of Findlay, Brandi Laurita, UF’s Director of Athletics, prepares to take his place.  “Dave Emsweller is leaving a large pair of shoes to...

UF athletes transition from university athletics to the real world

Two senior athletes reflect on their time at UF By Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu Of the approximately 3,000 students who attend the University of Findlay, about 680 students participate in athletics according to the University. These 680 students get the opportunity to continue a sport they have most likely been participating in for many years, while also receiving a degree. Because these...

Ranch Horse Team holds Buckle Show and so much more

By Corinthia Webster websterc@findlay.edu The weekend before Thanksgiving the University of Findlay’s Ranch Horse Team held its Buckle Show at the UF Western barns. The show helped raise money so the team can travel and show their skills at outside shows over the coming months. The show was open to the community and outside entries. It lasted for two days and also offered many classes to help...

Art during the pandemic: What the Mazza Museum has done to adapt to the changing times

By Taylor Christensen christensent@findlay.edu Director of the Mazza Museum at the University of Findlay Benjamin Sapp says he and his staff look forward to coming days. Being mostly hands on, in person, and interactive, organizations like the Mazza have had to adapt significantly to the changing times due to Covid-19. “We initially thought that this may impact us for a couple of weeks, maybe a...

Main Street Deli, Expanding for Your Enjoyment!

By Matthew Miller-Search millersearchm@findlay.edu Maybe you want a sandwich or maybe you want to play pinball. Either way you can get it all in one place in downtown Findlay. The Main Street Deli has been a staple of the Findlay community serving up sandwiches for 32 years. The eclectic interior offers a small town vibe. But it recently expanded and added arcade games and a bar. The bar/arcade...

Unintentional Grounding 

Mask littering increases at the University of Findlay By Lauren Wolters  woltersl@findlay.edu  While the number of masks observed in public decreases, the number of masks littering the University of Findlay campus increases. Orion Jones, director of UF’s Physical Plant, says that the Physical Plant has been trying to pick masks up whenever they are spotted on the ground.  “Duty...

Hitting highs with Helping Hands

By Pulse Staff The 16th annual Helping Hands food drive at the university made a staggering leap of 48,864 pounds of food donated over last year, setting a record of 214,559 pounds. This brings the total amount of food collected through this 16-year effort to 1,097,963 pounds. David P. Harr, the director of dining services at the University of Findlay, says the large numbers show just how caring...

UF’s LGBTQ community from an LGBTQ student

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 University of Findlay student Nathan Bourne says he has put in a lot of work during his time at UF. Not just in the classroom, but in the community as well. “While I'm happy with what I've done at Findlay and the changes that I've made at Findlay, if I ever do look back and say, ‘yeah, like that was good,’” Bourne said. “But I really don't...

Hungry students can get a helping hand

By Taylor Christensen christensent@findlay.edu University of Findlay students struggling to put food on the table may be able to get a hand. It’s a national program called “Swipe Out Hunger” and Riley McKinniss, the Unit Marketing Coordinator for the University of Findlay dining services says its available at UF. “We’ve been able to help a lot of students, much more than we were...

Extending a hand to the hungry

By Pulse Staff David P. Harr, the director of dining services at University of Findlay, has spent 16 years making sure Findlay area families get the help they need. “We have people every day who are hungry, who have food insecurity that we need to help out with,” Harr said. That’s why he takes the lead on the campus Helping Hands food drive every year. “It started out in 2006 as Cans...

Working dogs: Cuddles with canines on campus

Dogs that work come in all forms, big, small, and midsize too! By Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 Wouldn’t you just love to hug a friendly dog while you’re feeling down in the dumps? Well, that’s what therapy dogs do. They listen to people talk and don’t mind being pet by strangers. The University of Findlay has two therapy dogs on its campus, Maizy and Mishka. Maizy’s owner,...

UF students get a ‘taste’ of foreign language 

Japanese, Spanish, and ASL programs host a language tasting event  By Lauren Wolters  woltersl1@findlay.edu  On Thursday Oct. 21, 2021, the University of Findlay held its second Foreign Language Festival. The event ran from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union (AMU) multipurpose room. Dr. Hiro Kawamura, an Associate Professor of Japanese led the event. The event was...

Talking the talk and walking the walk

University Professor takes part in TEDx event in Lima. By Pulse Staff University of Findlay Associate Professor of Communication Megan Adams, Ph.D., spent months preparing for one single lesson. But this one was not in the classroom. It was on a TEDx stage. “The theme was community and I had also done research (on this topic) as an academic for years,” Adams said. The idea to participate in...

Dogs, cats, coffee, and tea: Oh my!

By: Taylor Christensen christensent@findlay.edu @taychristensen1 You might see anthropomorphic animal art when walking into a local downtown Findlay coffee shop As soon as you walk into Coffee Amici in downtown Findlay you are greeted with the faces of various dogs, cats, and other pets that have been carefully painted by Judy Fields. She is the artist behind these art pieces and is selling them...